Coral “C.J.” Lambert has announced his candidacy for the newly formed District 88 in the state House of Representatives in Ascension Parish, offering a common sense approach and the readiness to serve the people full time with principles over politics.

“Government in the hands of most career politicians has not served the people,” Lambert said. “With my experience as an educator, small businessman and retired police officer, I understand the challenges of the working man.”

Born in Sorrento, currently a resident of Gonzales, and a graduate of both St. Amant High and Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S. in agriculture business, Lambert believes government can and should operate more efficiently. “Business incentives which would allow our free enterprise system to raise needed capital is a better solution than tax increases,” he affirmed.

Lambert believes that integrity and accountability of elected officials is essential for our children and our future. He said he will work to ensure the Ethics Board has all the support necessary to apply laws statewide consistently and fairly.

In comments addressing the infrastructure needs of Ascension Parish, Lambert emphasized, “Major intersection improvements must become a priority for funding prior to residential development along with more cost-effective solutions to traffic problems. We must use the funds we have more efficiently.”

Lambert has been married to his wife, Phyllis, for 21 years, raised four sons and has one granddaughter. They are members of Gonzales Baptist Temple.

As a long-standing Republican with true conservative family values, Lambert promises to promote these values in his decision-making when elected. In closing, Lambert added, “I will represent the people not the special interests and ask for your vote on Saturday, Oct. 22.”